British Columbia, Canada
From the time I was young, I remember myself as curious – I had many questions, that I didn’t ask, as it seemed that no one else thought the way I did, and certainly didn’t ask the questions that I thought about. I can only describe my inner experience as one of yearning and longing. So in my early twenties I went to see a psychiatrist, because I thought something was wrong with me. She simply smiled and said I was more normal “than I could imagine.” I left feeling like something was missing, and I experienced an inability to settle and relax in myself.
I became a registered nurse, primarily to be able to alleviate the suffering of others, but after a few years, became fascinated by the emotional aspects of people’s lives and went to university to become a registered social worker. It was during this time that I realized that all the certificates and degrees in the world were of little use, if the best tool I had (myself) was marred by obscurations.
Thus began a long journey of self-exploration culminating in the discovery of the Living Inquiries. I consider the Living Inquiries a freeway into my drive to know mine (and others) capacity for growth and love as human beings. The LI’s allow long held ideas and constructs that interfere with this capacity, to drop away, and allows me to see who I actually am. What joy! What freedom! I love being facilitated, and I love facilitating. It is truly an honor to be with people as they open to themselves. The level of intimacy that occurs in this process never ceases to amaze me.